scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Sunday, April 18, 2021

Pune: Daund medical officer caught while accepting bribe for COVID-19 tests

A trap was laid at the government hospital in Daund on Monday and the 38-year-old doctor identified as Milind Damodar Kamble was arrested for accepting the bribe.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: March 2, 2021 12:21:43 pm
Dalit Premier League, Dalit Premier League news, Banaskantha district, North Gujarat, Palanpur news, gujarat news, indian expressThree others who have joined hands with Dharaiya include Satish Ranavashiya (28), Jeet Parmar (29) and Ashok Parmar (32).

A Medical Officer posted at the Covid-19 testing facility at a government hospital in Daund in Pune district was arrested by the Maharashtra State Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) while accepting Rs 1,500 in bribe to provide test results to 19 labourers. The rest results should have been provided for free.

The Pune ACB was approached by a labour contractor, who has 19 workers employed under him and who had undergone Rapid Antigen Covid-19 test recently. The complaint said that the Medical Officer was demanding Rs 100 per labourer to hand over the test results. The tests were conducted on February 26.

– Stay updated with the latest Pune news. Follow Express Pune on Twitter here and on Facebook here. You can also join our Express Pune Telegram channel here.

A team from the ACB verified the bribe demand. Meanwhile, the bribe amount was negotiated down to Rs 1,500 from Rs 1,900. A trap was laid at the government hospital in Daund on Monday and the 38-year-old doctor identified as Milind Damodar Kamble was arrested for accepting the bribe.

An FIR in this regard was subsequently registered at Daund police station under Pune rural jurisdiction, as per provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The action by the ACB team from Pune was taken by a team led by Inspector Sunil Bile under the supervision of Pune ACB’s Superintendent of Police Rajesh Bansode and Additional Superintendents of Police Suraj Gurav and Suhas Nadgauda.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Pune News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
x